£8,040.00Donated So Far
My name is Graeme Warnell. I live 4 hrs drive from the Ukraine border in Krakow Poland with my wife and two of my daughters aged 12 and 10. What I am seeing in terms of the refugees crisis as a result of the war in Ukraine is unprecedented in my lifetime. To help, we have opened our house to refugees needing rest, warmth, and a reminder that humanity still exists.
My 10 year old daughter has given up her room so that we can accommodate up to 4 people at a time. We have started with one room but will soon hope to have two available.
Recently we received Elena and her 2 year old son Max. They were exhausted when they arrived, having travelled for 2 days on a bus from Vinnytsia. Their entire life was packed into 1 suitcase and a sports bag. Elena and Max are trying to get to friends in Rostok, Germany.
We provided clean beds, food and friendship. Max was able to play with my daughters like a normal child should be able to play. We have helped Elena and Max with their onward journey giving Max colouring pens, paper and some small toys. For Elena we provided money so that they need not go hungry on the way to Rostok.
As a family we want to keep providing this service. We want to be here for those who need help. We want to make sure we do everything we can to help them on their quest for safety and respite, but we cannot do it alone.
Long term we want to support people from Ukraine who have no relatives or friends abroad by helping them to rent longer term accommodation in Poland. Our ultimate goal is to keep in touch with everyone who we help, and be there to support them when they are able to return to their homes when this dreadful war is over.
Any donation no matter how big or small allows us to provide food, toys, essential personal items and support for refugees leaving Ukraine as soon as they get off the bus and enter our home. Any donation helps us to find alternative longer term accommodation locally. Any donation will help us to help rebuild their lives after the conflict has ended.
We will add the stories of all those we have helped so you can see what an incredible difference your donation is making to these people's lives. Thank you for taking a moment to read this and thank you again if you were able to donate in any way.
Graeme, Aga, Mia and Nina
We are still helpingUpdate posted by Graeme Warnell at 06:07 pm
Despite the last update in November we just wanted to let everyone know we are still helping to get aid into Ukraine and to displaced refugees in Poland. We have made it through Christmas, Covid and Winter Flu and need all the support we can get as Russia continues its
Thank you for your donationsUpdate posted by Graeme Warnell at 10:43 am
Once again thank you for all your donations. Although we have no families staying with us now we are still working hard to support the people of Ukraine. Huge thanks to Chel Barnes an amazing journey of 3500km to Kharkiv to deliver a generator to the people there with no
Baby milk and food on its wayUpdate posted by Graeme Warnell at 10:25 am
A huge thanks to everyone who has donated to the fund. It has allowed me to provide £500 worth of baby milk and food that will be delivered into Ukraine in the Kharkiv region . None of this would be possible without all your support so thank you all once
Armatrex Sletcher Delivered to KharkivUpdate posted by Graeme Warnell at 12:41 pm
A huge thanks to everyone at Armatrex for supplying the prototype evacuation stretcher. It has gone straight to the front line in Kharkiv delivered safetly by our colleagues even though they were being shelled by the Russians.
Thank you for your donationsUpdate posted by Graeme Warnell at 07:56 am
Today my colleague was sending food to a refugee family in the village for approximately one-two weeks.Maybe the cart doesn't capture how much food this is:3kg potatoes , 1kg beetroot, 1kg carrot,10x garlic, 23 x tins preserved meat1kg pasta, 3 large jars pasta sauce, 6kg bulgar wheat and other grains,. . . . .
Tonight we welcome our 3rd Ukrainian familyUpdate posted by Graeme Warnell at 08:15 am
Tonight we welcome or third family into our home, Anastatia and Misha. They fled Kherson for the sanctuary of Odessa and now have fled Odessa. They will stay with us while they prepare for the next leg of their journey to the UK.Thank you to everyone who supports our campaign
Happy Birthday YasminaUpdate posted by Graeme Warnell at 09:17 am
It was wonderful to be able to give Yasmina a lovely 3rd birthday party on Sunday at our home in Krakow. Thank you for all your continued support that allows us to help others.
100 Phones For UkraineUpdate posted by Graeme Warnell at 03:36 pm
Huge thanks to Julie Fuge at Polymedia and Mick Balch at L S Waste. We now have 100 smart phones that are desperately needed by the police and rescue services in Ukraine . Without all your support and donations none of this would be possible .
Helping Us To Help OthersUpdate posted by Graeme Warnell at 03:02 pm
We are really proud to also be working with Chel Barnes who is raising money for medical aid for Ukraine and equipment for rescue workers.https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/polandukra...
Food for BuchaUpdate posted by Graeme Warnell at 07:17 pm
While we wait for our next family we thought we would keep busy by purchasing food for the town of Bucha. The Russians looted every store and then looted every home taking food, TV's, washing machines, fridges and even peoples shoes to mail back to Russia via Belarus. Once soldier. . . . .